Using Foam Rollers and Balls to Actively Release and Stretch Trigger Points with Sean Gallagher

Using Foam Rollers and Balls to Actively Release and Stretch Trigger Points with Sean Gallagher (BFA, PT, CPT, CFP, EMT, MS)

Today Sean Gallagher came to the studio and taught an amazing workshop on using foam rollers and balls for self massage- most of what he taught and techniques he shared with us were things I have never heard or tried before, it was super interesting and helpful to my own personal aches and pains. The workshop really enhanced my knowledge of how body rolling works and the real techniques behind it and why we should do it or teach it as an adjunct to pilates. If you ever have the chance to take this workshop with Sean, do it!


About Instructor Sean Gallagher

Sean P. Gallagher (BFA, PT, CPT, CFP, EMT, MS) is the owner and master physical therapist of Performing Arts Physical Therapy, as well as Teacher of Teachers and owner of The New York Pilates Studio® in NYC. He developed the first teacher training manual along with Romana Kryzanowska for Authentic Pilates™ and was instrumental in getting the Pilates method recognized and taught around the world. Sean is also the owner of the largest collection Joseph Pilates’ archival material and has three published books, “The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning” , “The Collected Works of Joseph Pilates” and The Joseph H. Pilates Archive collection. He has taught pilates mat classes at Jacob’s Pillow for the past 17 years.

Sean has provided backstage Physical Therapy care at over 120 Broadway shows. With over 35 years of dance and physical therapy experience he has developed the most comprehensive injury prevention and self care program available to performers today. Sean is an adjunct professor for Anatomy, Somatics and Authentic Pilates™ at Marymount Manhattan College and has taught anatomy and Authentic Pilates™ at the New School for 12 years, and was adjunct professor for gross anatomy at NYU’s Physical Therapy program for 9 years.

Sean is a New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician and has recently completed his masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bridgeport University. He also collects old books on medicine, exercise and health.